by Dave Smallen
Last fall Hamilton, along with other NY 6 Colleges (Colgate, Union, Skidmore, Hobart and William Smith and St. Lawrence) hired a team of security consultants to assess our network security environments. We are in the process of collectively developing a plan to implement the recommendations from the consultant's report.
Whether email phishing schemes mentioned in the previous article or Internet service disruptions as a result of a denial of service attack (DOSA denial of service (DOS) attack occurs when computers at another location on the Internet direct large amounts of traffic to a particular location (in this case Hamilton College). The purpose is generally to make computer or network resources unavailable to our intended users. Typically, these type of attacks are directed at high profile sites like Facebook, banks, and Amazon but estimates are that there are thousands of such incidents every week on the Internet, most of which are not reported.) like that experienced on April 13, we are continually reminded that everyone can play a role in improving the security of our network environment at Hamilton. In the coming months, ITS will be in touch with the campus community on ways they can assist in this very important effort.